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Film of the Week: The Extraordinary Seaman


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David Niven , Faye Dunaway Alan Alda , Mickey Rooney
Four American sailors, cast adrift in a lifeboat during a wartime exercise in the Pacific, are washed up on an island somewhere in the Philippines. Here they encounter Commander Finchhaven and his worn relic of a ship, the Curmudgeon. Finchhaven, it transpires, is a very extraordinary seaman indeed.
Director JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Films: page 8


Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Faye Dunaway
Unknown: Alan Alda
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Director: John Frankenheimer
Lt-Cdr Finchhaven: David Niven
Jennifer Winslow: Faye Dunaway
Lt J/G Morton Krim: Alan Alda
Cook 3/C W J Oglethorpe: Mickey Rooney
Gunner's Mate Orville Toole: Jack Carter

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Film of the Week: The Extraordinary Seaman

BBC One London, 8 February 1976 20.15

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